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DeFeet offering well-being discussions

A new program under the umbrella of the local DeFeet Suicide Prevention organization is offering a bimonthly well-being discussion addressing healing from grief. The mission of DeFeet.org …

‘Bingocize’ combines games with fitness

Care Connection for Aging Services is offering the program Bingocize, which combines the fun of a game with the benefits of exercise. It is for older adults of all physical abilities and combines …

Democrat, Star-Journal to host Get Fit Challenge

The Warrensburg Star-Journal is joining the Sedalia Democrat in hosting the fourth annual Get Fit Challenge in 2021. The purpose of the Get Fit Challenge is to promote a healthy and happy …

Small changes lead to big Get Fit results

Get Fit Challenge teams worked hard this year and those that reached the finish line lost a combined 437 pounds.The purpose of the Get Fit Challenge is to promote a healthy and happy lifestyle in …

Virus Closures April 3

Get Fit announces changesTo help teams stay within local social distancing guidelines, the Democrat is asking Get Fit teams to select a timeslot for the final weigh-in from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, …

Registration open for Blaine Whitworth 5K

The Blaine Whitworth Foundation is now accepting registrations for the eighth annual Blaine Whitworth Go Big or Go Home 5K Race, Walk and Relay, planned for 9 a.m. Saturday, March 28 in downtown …

Bothwell offers support groups

Bothwell Regional Health Center announced dates for its 2020 educational classes and support groups. Bothwell offers Alzheimer’s, Baby Café, diabetes, grief, High Hopes cancer, and stroke support …

Red Cross is hosting Swim & Stay Fit

The Pettis County American Red Cross is hosting a Swim & Stay Fit program from 8 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, Jan. 7 to May 14 at the Sedalia Middle School, 2205 S. Ingram Ave. Each session is …

Healthy U class loses nearly 300 pounds

After 12 months of hard work, the graduating members of the Healthy U Class of 2019 have lost nearly 300 pounds.Nine students walked across the stage during Night of Inspiration hosted Thursday night …

Democrat hosts 2020 Get Fit Challenge

For the third year in a row, the Sedalia Democrat is challenging the community to get a little healthier with the third annual Get Fit Challenge presented by Bodyworks Day Spa.The purpose of the Get …

Healthy U 2019 reaches halfway mark

Starting weights are from Jan. 14 and current weights are from July 11. Inches lost is from measurements on 14 locations on the body. 

Get Fit teams complete 24-week challenge

The top three teams in the 12-week Get Fit Challenge presented by Bothwell Regional Health Center kept their spots in the 24-week challenge that ended this weekend with a weigh-in at W-K …

Sweaty Sisterhood empowers local women

A local workout group that began with 15 women a year ago has grown to 580 members who have become part of a Sweaty Sisterhood.A mother, wife and nurse, Jennifer Loganbill, 25, of Sedalia, began …

Bothwell Foundation to host Lub Dub

On Saturday, the Bothwell Foundation will host the 12th annual 5K/10K Lub Dub Run/Walk to raise awareness and funds to fight heart disease in Pettis and Benton counties. New this year, for a $50 …

Locals offer advice on getting healthy

Getting healthier is a goal for many people, whether they make a New Year’s resolution, their doctor recommends a better diet or they simply want to feel better. As some Sedalians begin the early …

Teams complete 12-week Get Fit Challenge

Sedalia is almost 700 pounds lighter after 27 teams completed the 12-week Get Fit Challenge presented by Bothwell Regional Health Center.The purpose of the Get Fit Challenge is to promote a healthy …

Katy Trail Bike Ride registration available

Registration is available for bicyclists who would like to participate in the 2019 Katy Trail Ride across Missouri, June 17-21. It is the annual week-long bicycle ride on Katy Trail, the nation's …

Bothwell Foundation announces Lub Dub registration

Bothwell Foundation is seeking participants and volunteers for the Bothwell Foundation’s Lub Dub Run, presented locally by Central Bank of Sedalia.  The 12th annual Lub Dub Run is Saturday, April …

A passion for youth coaching: Joe Gay named Coach of the Year

A love for sports and helping kids has earned a local coach state recognition. Coach Joe Gay has been named the Missouri Parks and Recreation Coach of the Year, an honor Sedalia Parks and …

SFCC to offer women’s self-defense

State Fair Community College’s The LearningForce is offering a Women’s Self-Defense one-day training session from 9 a.m. to noon March 9 in the Thompson Conference Center in Heckart Science and …

Get Fit: Workplaces incorporate health, fitness

While the Get Fit Challenge is geared toward individual success and teammate accountability, several local businesses are doing their part to help keep employees healthy.Bothwell Regional Health …